Head of One Local Church to be elected at unification council once Tomos is provided
The Tomos, the decree of the Ecumenical Patriarch granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, will be received by the new head of the UOC. This was stated in the interview with Channel 5 by the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret.
He explained that the Head of the One Local Church would be elected at the Unification Council. And this will happen once Constantinople approves the decision on granting autocephaly to Ukraine.
“The head of the Ukrainian Church will be elected at the Unification Council, and the Unification Council will bring together 41 hierarchs of the Kyiv Patriarchate, 12 bishops of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), 10 bishops of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate),” said Patriarch Filaret.